Tuesday, February 13

I like it 'cause its free

I've never been much of a "Barenaked Ladies" fan...but when given free tickets to see them tonight at the MTS centre, I'm their biggest fan.
More to come....

Here is the afore mentioned 'more'...
Pictures are worth a thousand words...so...
The lights and back drops were pretty.

The intermission/ intro, consisted of a video of people writing what the BNL are....Melba toast. mean spirited, meatballs, mechanics, men, meticulous, ^ a metaphor, mezzo-sopranos, melting, meteoroids, melodious, medicine men, medicine balls, meat balls, meat loaf...it only got worse and worse from there. So did their jokes..things like are cabbage rolls and rock and roll the same things? Is speaking before you think the same as thinking before you speak. Then there was a long rambling about Perogies being root vegetables...yeah.

Jason and I...he's my favourite (okay, ONE of my favourite) St. Vital baristas.

Sunday, February 4

Get er Done

I'm probably wasting my time blogging about all the things I need to be accomplishing this week. Instead of talking about them all, I should just be doing them. It just seems there are so many I can't keep them all strait in my head! Here's the list.

1. ) Get two friends addresses, and finally send off the parcels I'm planning to make up for them. I knit a hat for Jo's baby in August, and he still doesn't have it. Disgraceful!

2.) Clean out my closet. I'd like to be able to see the floor again.

3.) Finish at least one knitting project. Also to finish a re-adjusting pattern for another project.

4.) Make supper every night. I'm tired of eating Babaghanoush and left over ground beef. {Not together of course}

5). Finalize the details of a job instructing wall climbing.

6). E-mail Chuck about my FINAL seminary class. Which needs to be done in two months.

7.) Pay remaining amount of my speeding ticket

8.) Order climbing shoes (b-day gift from mom and dad)

9.) Change my calendars from December and January (respectively) to February.

10.) I know I'm forgetting something?

I think that's all for now...I'm sure there are many other little things, that in the process of doing these 9 things , will pop up.

I'm off to save the world, or at least make my bed.

Thursday, January 25


My favourite light bulb changer wrote a beginners guide to Winnipeg.....enjoy.

1. First you must learn to pronounce the city name. It is WIN-A-PEG, not VIN-A-PEG and it does not matter how people pronounce it in other places.

2. Winnipeg has its own version of traffic rules. Never forget that
downtown Winnipeg is composed in large part of one way streets. The only way to get out of the center of town is to turn around and start over when you reach the river.

3. All directions start with, "Go down Portage."

4. Portage has no beginning and no end.

5. The 8:00 a.m. rush hour is from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. The 5:00 PM
rush hour is from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday's rush hour starts on Thursday morning.

6. If you actually stop at a yellow light, there's no chance you're
fromWinnipeg. Yellow lights are for sissies.

7. Lagimodiere Blvd can only be pronounced by a native Winnipegger, so do not attempt the phonetic pronunciation. People will simply tilt their heads to the right and stare at you. (And let's not forget Noter Dayme! And of course, Portidge.)

8. Bingo, Bugs and Perogies are a way of life. Deal with it.

9. Construction on the Winnipeg streets in summer is a way of life
and a permanent form of entertainment. (Especially those dopey-looking city workers holding up signs in traffic that say in big orange letters "SLOW". I always want to yell, "You don't really need to advertise, buddy!".

10. Many bizarre sights can be explained simply by realizing , Oh,
we're in Transcona!"

11. Construction crews aren't doing their job properly unless they
close down all lanes except one during rush hour.

12. If someone actually has their turn signal on, it was probably
left on at the factory where the car was made.

13. Buying a Winnipeg street map is a waste of money since the
termination or continuation of any street is entirely at the discretion of the Works Department of the City.
Eg: Salter, Isabel, Balmoral, Colony, Memorial, Osborne, Dunkirk. You've gone two miles down the same road and the name changes seven times.

14. Asking directions will help you get acquainted with numerous
happy-to-help residents. It may not be any help at all for finding
the address you seek.

15. Never honk your horn at another car in traffic. The bumper
sticker that reads, "Keep honking, I'm reloading." is considered a fair warning.

16. Exit and entry ramps on the Perimeter are just the recommended way of entering and exiting, feel free to exit at any grassy point you wish.

17. All drivers frightened of heights, stay clear of Charleswood
and its ten-foot ditches. Believe me when I say you won't get out without a hundred-dollar towing bill.

18. Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to
your blue spruce.

19. Down South to you means Grand Forks.

20. Your 1st. of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.

21. You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.

22. You find 0 degrees "a little chilly." But it is still t-shirt

23. Learning to maneuver through "confusion corner" is considered a rite of passage.

24. All Monday morning conversations begin with "I went to this
social on the weekend, and..."

If you actually understand these than your a true

Thursday, January 11


The Wardrobe Refashion Pledge

I Meredith,

  • Pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of "new" manufactured items of clothing.
  • I Pledge that I shall refashion, renovate, recycle pre-loved items for myself.
  • I Pledge that I shall create and craft items of clothing for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium.

  • I Pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovoated, recylcled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftyness brings!

Take the Pledge

Tuesday, January 9

I'll Have A...

Iced, triple, half-caf, grande, 2 pump vanilla, 3 pump gingerbread, half nonfat, half soy, light ice, stirred, one sweet in low, one splenda, extra whip, no nutmeg, gingerbread latte.

Friday, January 5

Thursday, January 4

There and Back Again

A selection of East Coast photos..First my cousins on the Culberson side. br l-r, Meredith, Kerry, Emily (a second cousin), Robert, fr l-r, Jordan (Clendenning) Laura (Clendenning) and Mark.
Next, The Connell House on Connell St. in Woodstock. A historical building.